Massachusetts, per se, does not have a death penalty, except for the
death by incarceration penalty, as draconian sentences are handed
out like cheap peanuts for relatively insignificant crimes.
Massachusetts also does not have any three strikes and you're out laws except for the Habitual Offenders laws.
The law, as expanded in 2012, requires mandatory maximum sentences for those convicted three times of certain crimes, abolishing judicial discretion and revoking parole eligibility. It also expands the number of felonies punishable with life in prison without parole from one (first-degree murder) to 19.
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